Jim Furyk, a nine-time team member, was named captain of the 2018 U.S. Ryder Cup team for the biennial matches that will be played just outside Paris.
The 46-year-old Furyk succeeds two-time captain Davis Love III, who led the U.S. to its first victory since 2008. Furyk was an assistant captain on that team that beat Europe at Hazeltine National. Furyk immediately named Love as his first assistant captain.
Thomas Bjorn was named Europe’s captain for 2018 at the end of last year.
“This is such an honor,” Furyk said at the news conference at the PGA of America headquarters in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. “I feel a little overwhelmed. I didn’t think I’d feel that way.
“Ryder Cup embodies what I think is special about golf. It has teamwork, camaraderie, competition. I get chills when I think of the Ryder Cups I’ve been involved in.”